The Role Global Competition Plays in your Innovation Efforts - Innovation Excellence

A new study explores the role foreign competition plays in the way our companies innovate Continue reading

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Measuring Innovation, Part 1/3: Why is Innovation Important, and How do we Measure it Today? - Innovation Excellence

This article is the first in a series of 3 articles discussing measuring product innovation. Continue reading

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Collaboration Is The New Competitive Advantage - Innovation Excellence

In truth, neither view fully represents today’s business environment. Certainly, companies like Apple and Southwest are still able to dominate their industries, but the source of advantage has changed. We no longer compete in a resource economy, but a semantic economy where firms that can build, manage and widen connections win out. Continue reading

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When Art and Science Combines for Innovation - Innovation Excellence

The powerful combination of designing and providing something that pushes our existing knowledge, our boundaries, understanding or expectations — and capturing it in thought, explanation, or detailing the discovery makes up the art and science of innovation. We just need to find even better and consistent ways to combine them continuously. Continue reading

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People Before Things

Recently I had an opportunity to interview Chris Laping, the former Chief Information Officer (CIO) for the Red Robin restaurant chain about some of the challenges in achieving successful organizational change. Chris’ is a voice that emerged from the darkness as I was creating the Change Planning Toolkit™and conducting the research for my latest book Charting Change and its focus on beating the 70% change failure rate. Continue reading

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Turning Good Ideas into Great Products

One innovation method is to invite customers (in a B-2-B situation) or consumers (in a B-2-C scenario) into the creative process with you. Here, they will ideate, workshop concepts that arise in the session, augment concepts provided for them, and create some new product or service ideas that do not yet exist. Continue reading

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 Beware of the

Can you resist the temptation to hype your innovation solution? Unfortunately, we can expect to see much more of this – the unintentional obfuscation of innovation. Continue reading

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